/ Les couleurs du Ch’an.Hommage à Hsiao Chin

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Hsiao Chin, the recipient of Taiwan National Award of Art, founder of Ton Fan Art Group, is renowned by his initiation of Punto International Art Movement(1961-), who firstly incorporating eastern philosophy, and the approach by self-introspection to the field of abstract painting. Hsiao Chin‘s creations inspire from his personal experience to change through ups and downs, and detach from a life perception to convert into a powerful and forceful artistic language. He explores pure and profound meanings of life and creates "empty space" through the gestures of nature and intuition.

“Les Couleurs du Ch’an, Hommage a Hsaio Chin” exhibition presents 65 years of Hsiao Chin’s creative spirit. Since his co-founding of the Punto International Art Movement in 1961 to his study of Tao and Chi, his awareness of Eastern spirituality and cosmology is revealed in his artistic expression; from exploration, transformation and ascendance, captured for eternity with his masterpiece Dancing Light series painted in the 1963-1964 through to his Sun and Universal Energy works developed at later stages of his distinguished career.

This special book was published by the famous French publishing house Éditions Dilecta for Musée national des arts asiatiques Guimet. It’s supported by the Hsiao Chin Art Foundation, ALIEN Art and Hong Kong 3812 Gallery, the texts available in two language (English, French) which presents the essence of Hsiao Chin's Ch’an, the texts available in two language (English,French) and eulogize the poetic dialogue between the East and the West.

The catalogue of limited-edition can be purchased in the Museum’s bookshop, or via phone +886-7-972-1685


Editorial direction:Grégoire Robinne


Editorial coordination:Alexandra Létang、Sirrine Laalou


Graphic design:Claire Moreux


Photoengraving:Fotimprim, Paris


Photo credits: Hsiao Chin Foundation with courtesy of 3812 Gallery Limited


Artwork photographer:Chung Chien Hui


ISBN:978-2-37372-087-7

©Hsiao Chin International Art Foundation